Archive for the ‘This week in shoes’ Category
Earlier this month Alejandro Ingelmo launched a new web site, alejandroingelmo.com. It is an interesting website. With vintage photos, a video featuring Mr. Ingelmo talking about the history and vision of his company and the ability to shop online for both men and women collections.
He features two designs in each season that are available only through his site. For example, his Crosby bootie ($695) in the Fall/Winter line is offered in gold. (I know this is early, especially with the heat, but wouldn’t these be fun during the Christmas Season?)
Ingelmo shoes are at the $350 to $1100 price point with the Spring/Summer shoes currently on sale to about 40 %.
Let’s look at some shoes. (more…)
The Project Runway star launched her fashion line, HK by Heidi Klum, June 3rd, available exclusively through Amazon.com. They are at a $89 to $159 price point.
I am always a little suspicious of celebrities who have their own shoe lines, because they never seem to wear their own designs. (If they won’t wear them, why should I?) Gwen Stefani is an exception. Anyways, I wanted to see what Heidi has for us. Let’s take a look.
At the beginning of the year, Women’s Wear Daily did an article about trends for 2011. The designers interviewed gave their opinion as to what was going to be “in” and what was going to be “out” for the coming year. Half said platforms and ultra-high heels were a big “out.” My first reaction was, “Oh Please.We aren’t going to give up our dramatic shoes.” Fortunately, I didn’t say it out loud because Jean Paul Gaultier would have made me eat my words.
His presentation featured point-toe shoes that were no higher than 3.5 inches. These shoes are a perfect professional shoe. Let’s see what was featured.
Every year Footwear News presents their Achievement awards. I was fairly interested in who was recognized because a lot has happened this year in the footwear industry. Here are some of the recipients awarded on November 29th.
The Person of the Year was Christian Louboutin. In his interviews he comes off as a genuinely great guy.
It is amazing to think that a small but loyal group knew his shoes before 2004. When he opened a shop at 59 Horatio Street. It exposed him to a younger hip group who couldn’t get enough of his shoes. Now red soles show up on every red carpet. In 2010 he opened 11 shops and started his online boutique. Growth in 2010. Amazing.
Jason Wu showed his collection on Friday Sept 10. I was quite impressed. So far we have seen a lot of menswear – profession-wear influence on the runway. Jason’s clothing reflected this trend. I would wear every piece. I love the colors. I love the cut and shape of the clothing. The shoes were work appropriate and didn’t seem too high. I would wear every pair, in fact, I may save up for the pumps. Let’s look at the shoes and then at some of the clothing. (more…)